There’s 2 hens and a drake there.
They’re young yet, being a Sept. 2019 hatch.
But, in the next month or two, the hens will start to lay and hopefully the drake will get to work doing what drakes do best.
He’s got a total of 6 hens to service and I’m hoping her does that.
I want these girls to give me ducklings…many, many ducklings.
How do you know it’s Spring at Midnight Calico Farm?
Because all the feral/stray/other farm cats show up here looking for a meal.
Appeared in the garage a while ago…
Maybe a month?
They’re always really sketchy when they first arrive.
Then they learn that food arrives twice daily up at the house.
If you miss those meals, you have to hunt.
He’s been here long enough to know about meals.
He’s been here long enough to know about drinking from the horse trough.
So now the plan is to try and trap him and get him in for neutering.
As always, boys are welcome to stay so long as they’re not hormonal assholes who beat up the other cats.
So far, it seems he’s young enough that the raging hormones haven’t taken over.
Plus it helps that all my girls are fixed too.
Oh and his name?
Because he absolutely looks like the wonderful stuffed tiger from my favorite comic strip ever, Calvin and Hobbes.
From getting the feed ready for chickens this morning, I don’t think I’ve sat very long at all.
But we have fresh hamburger buns for supper, a chocolate angel food cake for dessert, homemade mayo for next week’s lunches, plus homemade coleslaw and dressing…
Then all the clean up to go with that.
And homemade cream cheese made from last week’s left over milk.
And I’m prepping the pots for pepper seeds.
Then moving things around for the incubators.
Yup, got my 80 eggs ready to set, so gotta get that going too.
At the end of it all will be a nice glass of green tomato wine waiting for me.
Aaaaannnd, I have to get that bottled too. 🤦♀️
That’s what I get for complaining that I’m having to wait too long to get stuff going.
After a week of frustration (trying not to be frustrated) of no new news on the tracking for my incubator, a friend mentioned to check with our local post office…because the courier doesn’t ship outside of the big city, but hands parcels off to Canada Post.
My incubator is sitting at our local post office.
So, Monday I get to go pick it up.
And then, March 1st, I set my first round of eggs…
There will be so many chicks!
15 chirp chirps
Like this ^^^ but so many more.
I’m looking forward to it.